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Index abecedarius: an alphabetical index to the first edition of the 'Species Plantarum' of Linnaeus

 Collection
Call Number: MS P649

Overview

This manuscript and associated papers by the botanist, William Philip Hiern (1839-1925), form a record of the production of his Index abecedarius: an alphabetical index to the first edition of the 'Species Plantarum' of Linnaeus. The manuscript includes the title, introduction and text of the index, copied by an amanuensis but bearing the author's signature, corrections and other annotations. The manuscript was probably written early in 1906, because the author's pencil annotation on the first page says, "Proof revised and forwarded 28 March 1906". Also present are a corrected proof of the title page, a copy of the published index, and portions of 2 envelopes addressed from the publisher to Hiern at the Castle [i.e. Castle Lodge], his home in Barnstaple, Devonshire, England.

Dates

  • 1906

Creator

Language of Materials

English; Latin

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

1 folder (5 items in 1 folder) ; Folder measures 25x38 cm.

Physical Location

MS P649

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, part of Ralph Nicholson Ellis collection, 1945.

Title
Guide to the William Hiern Botanical Collection
Subtitle
Index abecedarius: an alphabetical index to the first edition of the 'Species Plantarum' of Linnaeus
Author
Finding aid prepared by ksc, 2007. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2007.
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/7269624614
Preferred citation
Index abecedarius: an alphabetical index to the first edition of the 'Species Plantarum' of Linnaeus, MS P649, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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